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New Feathers concludes season with one-night-only reading


New Feathers producers Mandee K. Hammerstein, John Augustine and Greg T. Nanni offer the featured, full-length, new works reading; “Naked Call,” by award-winning playwright Ken Kaissar.

“Naked Call” will be professionally produced and presented for one night only, Dec. 20, and is the featured reading as the successful season concludes at the James A. Michener Art Museum.

In “Naked Call,” an Off-Off-Broadway theater company produces a futuristic, post-apocalyptic, dystopian tale, but the concept requires that the piece be performed in the nude.

The play is fully rehearsed and the cast gathers for the first naked rehearsal. Hesitation sets in and causes the cast to scrutinize the concept. Are we getting naked out of necessary artistic expression? Or is this a desperate attempt to be noticed?

Note: The real cast performing on Dec. 20 will be clothed.

Tickets include a museum pass with access to the latest exhibitions and the ever-popular pre-show wine gathering with the creatives at 6:15 p.m. “Naked Call” starts promptly at 7 p.m. and runs approximately 75 minutes.

Tickets are on sale now at

Kaissar’s plays have been performed or developed by a number of area theater companies. He teaches playwriting and theater history at Rider University and Stockton University.